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MPs' Pay and Pensions

IPSA is responsible for setting and administering MPs’ pay and pensions. We are independent of Parliament and Government.

The annual basic salary for all MPs is currently £74,962 (as of 1 April 2016).

Details of the annual basic salary paid to all MPs for previous years can be found in the table below.

​Date ​Annual salary
April 2010​ ​£65,738
​April 2013 ​£66,396
​April 2014 ​£67,060
​May 2015 ​£74,000
​April 2016 ​£74,962

In future years during this Parliament, annual changes in MPs’ pay will be linked to changes in average earnings in the public sector using Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

MPs with additional responsibilities (such as Government Ministers, or the Speaker of the House of Commons) may receive supplementary entitlements as a result of those roles. These additional entitlements are usually administered by other bodies. Further information on these can be found on Parliament's website via this link.


IPSA's Review of MPs' Pay and Pensions

In December 2013, following two public consultations, we proposed a modern, professional package for MPs’ remuneration.

There were six main elements to our proposal:

  • 1. to make a one-off adjustment to MPs' pay from £67,060 to £74,000 a year, to reflect that it had fallen behind;
  • 2. thereafter, to link changes in MPs' pay to their constituents' pay across the country;
  • 3. to reduce MPs' generous pension benefits;
  • 4. to scrap resettlement payments for MPs which had been worth up to a year's salary;
  • 5. to tighten MPs' expenses further; and

6. to call on MPs to produce an annual account to help constituents to understand their work​.

As a whole, this package of reform would not cost the taxpayer a penny more. It would bring MPs’ pensions into line with others in the public sector, it would get rid of generous and out-of-date benefits and, after a one-off pay adjustment, it would permanently link MPs’ pay to the pay of the people they represent.

We have now implemented all elements of the package. Following a final consultation in the new Parliament, as required by statute, we announced on 16 July 2015 our final decision on MPs’ pay in the 2015 Parliament. All MPs will now be paid an annual salary of £74,000, backdated to 8 May 2015. Annual changes in MPs’ pay during this Parliament will be linked to changes in average earnings in the public sector, rather than to those in the economy as a whole as previously proposed. We will review MPs’ pay again in the first year of the next Parliament, as required by statute​.


Click here to view the final report on MPs' pay in the 2015 Parliament, published in July 2015.


Consultation Archive

Our initial consultation (October 2012)​

Consultation document

A summary paper we published in 2012 when we began our work



The second consultation (July 2013)

Consultation document

Final Report (December 2013)

Public opinion research: IPSA's recommendation on reporting by MPs and IPSA's recommended remuneration package for MPs


Pay Consultation (June 2015)

MPs' Pay Consultation 2015


The MPs’ Pension Scheme

The post-2015 MPs’ Pension Scheme laid before the House of Commons in December 2014


February 2012 Consultation on increasing contribution rates

Pensions - Consultation Document


Amendments to the MPs Pension Scheme- in relation to the Great Officers of State, laid before the House of Commons in December 2013.

Amendment to the MPs Pension Scheme - in relation to benefits paid to survivors of same sex married couples laid before the House of Commons in March 2014.

Amendments to the MPs' Pension Scheme - in relation to benefits - paid to survivors of same sex married couples where one member of the couple has changed gender laid before the House of Commons in December 2014.​



Out of touch

A quick look at comments here shows how out of touch the MP's who voted for this are with the people they claim to represent.

on 10/11/2015 22:31:00

How will this be remembered

Future people will look back on this time as one of subtle corruption and disgusting greed by the privilaged.

on 10/11/2015 22:31:00

As usual no substantial justification provided

Wheres the real measureable justification for this substantial hike? that places them over and above other hard working Public Servants now looking towards 10 years of capping? despite no obvious recession?

on 04/08/2015 11:15:00


The number of MP's should be reduced by two thirds we do not need 650, especially as most of the legislation comes from the EU.

on 24/07/2015 08:05:00

MP's pay increase - how can this really be justified?

When other public sector workers have had a pay freeze or at best a discussion about a 1% pay rise, how really in reality can a 10% pay increase be justified?

on 21/07/2015 09:15:00

It continues

Make an MP s job voluntary the same as a school governor do the job for the love of the country and just see how many would bail! Completely unbelievable!

on 19/07/2015 09:32:00

Pay increase

Unbelievable and unfair. As for the reports no one certainly polled me or any of my work colleagues. Public sector as depicted in the first report have not had pay increases as shown its complete rubbish!

on 19/07/2015 09:31:00

MP's pay

"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" springs to mind!

on 18/07/2015 14:21:00

Pay increase for MPs

MPs should hang their heads in shame for approving this pay-rise. We are all in this together, they say. Well, it would appear that some of us are more in it than others. Hypocrires, the lot of them.

on 18/07/2015 11:00:00

MP's Pay Increase

if they can get a 10% pay rise why cant they increase the minimum wage to an acceptable level some people don't even earn that amount of money in a year and struggle and are hard up It is not fair The rich stay rich and the poor get more poorer

on 17/07/2015 22:36:00

In this together? Doesn't seem that way!

So MPs get a 10% pay rise while the rest of the public sector get 1% for the next four years, effectively a pay cut for another 4 years after being in the same position for the last several years. Complete hypocrisy!

on 17/07/2015 17:47:00

Overide IPSA and refuse the payrise

You cannot accept this increase and penalise everyone else -shame on you all

on 17/07/2015 15:40:00

MPs 10%, NHS 1%

Its an absolute disgrace to suggest MPs will get a 10% pay increase, yet hard working NHS workers will receive 1% - a cut in real terms. This is shameful.

on 16/07/2015 23:56:00


How can this pay rise be fair when so many of us are having to make cuts. Rich getting richer as usual

on 16/07/2015 22:12:00

MPs pay increase

How can they justify this pay increase, when Public sector workers have had a pay freeze imposed on them since 2009.. Families living in poverty and other cuts being made, but hey, give MPs a hefty rise, no problem!

on 16/07/2015 21:50:00

we are all in it together

mp's pay rise is more than i get on pension they should living on£6,300 per year.if I was to get 10% rise it would still be less than their rise...come back Oliver Cromwell and kick these scroungers into touch

on 16/07/2015 18:43:00


Incredible. Austerity is imposed on those who don't have an independent quango to stand up for them.

on 16/07/2015 16:06:00

MP's Pay Increase

How can MP's give themselves a 10%, when the rest of the working population is only getting up to a maximum of 3% if they are lucky? Why do MP's thinks this is acceptable.

on 16/07/2015 14:08:00

MP's pay increase

How can 10% be justified when some have wages frozen or only 1% to 3% it's an absolute disgrace sort it out.

on 16/07/2015 13:31:00

What an insulting load of hogwash

Don't try to justify or spin this nefarious MPs salary increase to the CS multitude experiencing a year on year worsening financial situation. It's just insulting.

on 14/07/2015 09:58:00

MP's Pay Increase

In my opinion MP's should receive a pay rise in line with other public sector workers. I think they should receive an average of what the likes of the police, nurses, firefighters and other local authority workers receive.

on 13/07/2015 22:23:00

MP's pay increase

MP's pay rise,s are a disgrace and morally wrong. As they are classed as public sector workers they should only get the same increase as other public sector employees currently set at 1% for 4 years.

on 09/07/2015 13:32:00

Independant Pay Revue Body

If the "Independant Pay Revue Body" has justified a pay rise to MP's of 11%who justifies their own pay revues? When it too is paid by the taxpayer? Also,would that revue be also independant and at what point does a revue come into force?

on 09/07/2015 08:28:00

mp's pay

why should the austerity ridden population of this country give mps such a large increase when we do not get anything approaching such a percentage rise? none of them are worth it

on 03/07/2015 19:14:00

MP's Pay Increase

In this world you get what you pay for... but when you ask the people you represent to agree to pay you an increase ten times what most constituents are getting as increases then its like kicking someone when they are down...

on 30/06/2015 22:52:00

Proposed MP pay rise

The increase need not be offered until 2020, the existing cohort will be in place and no new MPs will be able to join.

on 30/06/2015 22:02:00

M Firth

Worked in the public sector 24 years, noticed MPs can and DID interfere in the "independent" NHS pay body and restrict even the miserly 1% but they cannot interfere in their own pay body??? Double standards yet again. NO to this payrise.

on 30/06/2015 13:28:00

MPs payments

The current prime minister advised us that "we are all in this together" in respect of austerity. I left my low paid civil service job after 5 years of zero or below inflation wage rises. Have I missed something?

on 30/06/2015 13:04:00

MP's are a joke

If it was not true it would be funny. I am disgusted its like 1 for me none for you, two for me none for you. They really do over rate themselves.

on 30/06/2015 10:55:00


They all should be on minimum wage .

on 30/06/2015 10:34:00

MP's Pay Increase

It is a disgrace at time when we are in this together. It is good to know that Nurses do a job they love for next to nothing. In Wales we will pay more for MPs and AMs.

on 30/06/2015 10:07:00

Disastrous timing

MPs are not a special case. No rise and no back date until it can be done for rest of public sector.I am a retired NHS doctor with a long memory.

on 30/06/2015 10:05:00

No increase

This is totally inappropriate for these times of austerity. Existing terms and conditions already far exceeded the average persons. This is wrong.

on 30/06/2015 09:46:00

Change to package

Lead by example and show we are all in this together. No increase at the moment.

on 30/06/2015 09:46:00

Mps should have a pay decrease

The government talks about people taking their fair share of cuts while MPs have an increase. That cannot be right or just. The government does not have a mandate to carry this out as less than 25% of the population voted for them.

on 22/06/2015 16:14:00


I haven’t had a pay rise in over 10 years and this is partly due to MP incompetence and the previous Labour government. Until the economy is fully recovered and austerity comes to an end there should be no pay rise for MP’s.

on 18/06/2015 15:36:00

Pay increase for MPs

No increase in pay until we substantially reduce the number of MPs and the House of Lords. We are so over-governed.

on 13/06/2015 16:40:00

No Pay Rise

There should be no pay rise for MP's until they clean up their act. In 2010 both George Osborne & David Cameron declared "we're all in this together" and so it shall be.

on 08/06/2015 22:57:00

Proposed pay rise - No!

Don't agree, should be inline with NHS pay rise. Austerity means austerity for all!

on 07/06/2015 14:02:00

MP's Pay Review

Savings of at least a third in total MP's pay is needed i.e. freeze pay and cut numbers

on 04/06/2015 23:07:00

MP's Pay Increase

Should be limited to that offered to the governments own front line employees

on 04/06/2015 23:05:00

pay increase

According to BBC news there is public support for the pay rise. Looking at the comments on here there is little evidence for this. Come on IPSA GET IN THE REAL WORLD!!!! Give them what other public sector workers get 1%.

on 04/06/2015 22:20:00

MPs' 10% pay increase

IPSA should justify this pay increase to the honest and hard working constituents who are paying their salaries and paying back the national debt. I thought we were all in it together!

on 04/06/2015 13:08:00

MP's Pay increase

For as long as an Austerity programme is (unnecessarily) being imposed upon the citizens of the U.K. there should be no pay rise. Following this, any subsequent payrise should be in line with those awarded to all other Public Sector workers.

on 04/06/2015 12:54:00

MPs pay

While it may not cost the taxpayer a penny more, we should be paying a lot less for the non-achievements of this government. It happens in business - therefore it should happen here.

on 03/06/2015 19:56:00


From the Telegraph:IPSA....justified the move by citing the return of economic growth and noting MPs' pay had dropped from three times the national average wage to around double. Do they want to start a fight or what? That's 'justification'?!

on 03/06/2015 14:05:00

It should be stopped

It should be stopped thought we were trying to reduce the deficit everyone else having pay cuts and pay freezes

on 03/06/2015 09:30:00

Mps pay increase

Omg someone tell us what we can seriously do about it please do something Britain

on 03/06/2015 09:29:00

Omg sick of double standards

Omg sick of double standards someone tell me what we can do about it pleaseeeeee

on 03/06/2015 09:28:00

troughs, pigs

You should all hang your heads in shame, sadly you wont.

on 02/06/2015 20:30:00

My own pesion

I am about to retire from the NHS after 31 years. As a result of the pay freeze my pension is reduced for the rets of my life. Where is the justice?

on 02/06/2015 20:30:00


A lot of information on here still looking for how much an M.P.`s pension is. I think it should never be more than double the national average wage.£52,000

on 18/05/2015 14:28:00

mp's salaries

massive salaries, pensions, redundancy payments... these have been the norm for only the last 100 years. Before that they did the job for NOTHING !

on 13/05/2015 10:44:00

No way

The Teachers Pay Review Body (supposedly independent) was told by Govt to review teacher's pay within the 1% limit for public sector workers. I suggest that MP's pay is reviewed in a similar fashion.

on 11/05/2015 13:09:00

Pay rise - pensionable?

Or will career average kick in before the pay hike? Why didn't Cameron bring in DC for M.P.s in 2010 like he said he would at the FT Pensions Summit in 2009?

on 28/04/2015 00:12:00

Disgruntled Taxpayer

One rule for MP's one for everyone else in the public sector!

on 13/03/2015 21:53:00

Pay increase for MPs

This is totally unfair. They have cut child benefit to any one person earning £60k or over, but if two parents earn £100k between them then they still get child benefit. Maybe the mp's salary increase should be cut and not increased.

on 24/02/2015 18:27:00

IPSA more out of touch than MPs

With so many IPSA board members on £100,000+ salaries they probably think £70,000 is slumming it.

on 23/02/2015 13:50:00

Nicely hushed up

When did this get published on the front pages and the BBC... of course not. As normal the rich get richer, snouts in the trough, the rest of us are thoroughly stuffed (or a similar word)

on 16/02/2015 14:25:00

Austerity, What Austerity?

Austerity does not apply to the priveleged few it seems!

on 10/01/2015 17:05:00

MP Benefits

In case this hasn't been mentioned already - how much does the average MP earn from non-executive directorships, consultancy, etc?

on 08/01/2015 15:47:00

Surely they are joking?

Let us not forget its the taxes these people apply on the population that fund these salary increases, so the doubled insult is simply unbelievable. They should be ashamed.

on 18/12/2014 08:37:00

not one comment of support

can you really state as a public consultation that you are acting in the interests of the public when not one comment supports it

on 16/12/2014 08:00:00

MP's Salary

It is time MP's set an example and refuse to have a pay rise and forfeit their expenses and any other money claims. SET AN EXAMPLE

on 25/11/2014 10:28:00


MP's keep getting big % increases, other public servants get a pay freeze or 1%.Disgraceful.

on 17/11/2014 18:32:00

Not Fit For Purpose

the heading says it all...MPs get 11+% pay rise and a huge pension boost, and nurses and other public sector workers get their pensions slashed and a 0% (NIL) pay increase.IPSA is living in a different world to the rest of cuckoo land!

on 09/11/2014 16:30:00

MP's Pay Increase

So it's ok to pay this increase because it will be funded by stopping MP's from making fraudulent expenses claims???Totally unbelievable!!

on 05/11/2014 12:35:00

MP's pay rise

A 10% pay rise is a disgrace. Those responsible should be ashamed of themselves.

on 31/10/2014 22:21:00

MPs pay rise

MPs make you laugh they say we have got to take the rise as an independent review said so but when it comes to any one else they say no even though the same independent review said they should get one

on 23/10/2014 23:19:00

Snouts and troughs...

It would seem that most people posting here think they should get a PAY CUT. I think the general public would also agree with a pay cut if they were asked. It's a good job they aren't I guess...

on 16/10/2014 09:58:00

MP's pay rise

I would take more notice of politicians saying pay rises for public servants were unaffordable if they abided by the same rules.

on 13/10/2014 22:38:00

High wages are not necessary.

Paying the highest wages does not necessarily get the best candidate for the job. Watch this video.

on 13/10/2014 17:19:00


MPs should be paid £150,00 0 a year to attract good candidates but then MPs should be banned in perpetuity from taking non-executive directorships in companies that the policies they have enacted have enriched, deferred rewards are still rewards

on 02/10/2014 22:33:00

Secret Expenses

I am opposed to proposals to keep MPs expenses claims secret or hidden from the public. MPs are public servants and their expenses and salaries should be a matter of public record.

on 01/10/2014 19:33:00

Last time I vote for anyone.

Clearly there's one austerity for me and you and another for MPs."The rich are not like us""Yes, they have more money."

on 11/09/2014 21:52:00

Out of this world

The ISPA is in a different world.Working in the public sector my pension and expenses have been reduced without a pay rise why cant this happen for MP's too!

on 11/09/2014 07:58:00

Mp's Pay Increase

9.3 or 10% is absolutely insane, the vast majority of workers are facing wage freeze or micro increases while bills are increasing at a ever higher rate, how dare you people justify 10% increase, if it didnt hurt so much it might just be funny.

on 08/09/2014 15:06:00

Pay Increase for MP's

This is an absolute disgrace, whoever these people are they do not live in the real world, where parents struggle to pay the bills and feed their children.

on 07/09/2014 03:43:00

We are in this together ?

Or I thought we were. You will cause a national outrage shortly.

on 14/07/2014 16:21:00

MP's Pay

MP's failed to spot the bankers were messing up the economy, they failed to regulate the banks. Not one of them highlighted the risks pre. 2008. Why should they get a pay rise for such poor performance .

on 13/05/2014 21:46:00

Independant your having a laugh

The I in IPSA stands for independent, you only have to look at the CVs for those on the board to see they are not independent

on 08/05/2014 23:30:00

Pension tax payer contribution

Why is the tax payer contribution so high for mp's, no one else comes close.

on 04/04/2014 09:15:00

Please read this!

We pay MPs to represent us, not to have 'equivalent' managerial pay grades of the private-sector. If they choose to be managers that is their prerogative; it is not a necessity of the position.

on 25/03/2014 18:31:00


Every other public servant in having their pay frozen, pensions cut, pension contributions increased in order to save money. Yet MPs reforms will cost the tax payer money!!! Cutting expenses but increasing pay is only pay expenses another way

on 21/03/2014 19:37:00

11% is an insult to working population

MP's should be awarded 1% pay rise inline with the public sector. the remaining 10% should be redirected to public services including healthcare, policing and local government.

on 21/03/2014 03:37:00


MP's supporting this should be ashamed and Will NOT be voted back into their positions, so they won't benefit from it anyway.

on 15/01/2014 11:39:00

Dissenting view

It is extraordinary that when an independent review panel is set up, people cannot accept its findings. If the framework for government is wrong, you cannot get good government. If you read the background documents, you will see that it is generally fair.

on 14/12/2013 18:01:00

MP's Pay Rise.

Absolutely and emphatically NO. We, the tax payer are having to tighten our belts, so why do "they" not do the same. After all it is OUT TAXES that pay them, WE NEED A VOICE on this!

on 14/12/2013 10:05:00


Explain to me why MPs are worthy of an 11% pay rise yet other public sector workers have seen their pay rises capped at 1% over the last five years? All in this together? I think not.

on 13/12/2013 23:13:00

Don't kid yourselves

No one supports this proposal. Why should MPs get a pay rise of 11% even if they are losing pension rights and expenses. Most working people have reduced pensions and expenses (if any) and no salary increases!

on 13/12/2013 13:03:00


People on low wages are getting nil pay rises. Most others are getting no more than 1%.MP's are already well paid especially adding on all the other perks they receive. Pigs in troughs come to mind.

on 13/12/2013 09:27:00


So Ipda says MPs pensions will be cut to fund this? They gave themselves a 25% pension payout increase in July. Shameful. Ipsa Shameful too. Fire service pensions and pay cut. Shameful

on 13/12/2013 08:52:00

MPs renumeration

Scrap insa get police to monitor expenses. Pay MPs minimum wage, replace pay with bonus prorata based on meeting manifesto commitments.

on 12/12/2013 23:10:00

Sir Ian Kennedy - out of touch?

Ian Kennedy claims that the British Public support this salary increase yet looking at the message board I can not see one comment offering support for this increase. What planet are IPSA on?

on 12/12/2013 21:48:00

Zero contracts for MPs

Better they're put on zero contracts - paid when they do meaningful work.

on 12/12/2013 21:43:00

MPs' salaries waste of taxpayers' money

The House of Commons is just a deception to delude us into thinking we live in a democracy. If the MPs could put on a better show i.e. more drama,more laughs they might be worth paying a small monthly sum.

on 12/12/2013 21:41:00

MP's pay increase

Work less than teachers for double the pay. You really are the most shameful people in the country. Everyone else has to make sacrifices apart from you apparently.

on 12/12/2013 21:37:00

MP's Pay Increase

I fail to see how you have mis-read the public opinion on the pay increase. The verdict seems to be a momumental NO!

on 12/12/2013 19:55:00

Proposed MPs Pay Rise

Sir Ian Kennedy is sadly mistaken - I am a member of the public and I am outraged by this proposal - and I'm not the only one!

on 12/12/2013 18:59:00


An independent body was constrained by the government over teachers pay because of prevailing economic conditions - how come MP's pay had no such conditions attached!

on 12/12/2013 17:57:00

Roger Browning

MPs are paid well, more than enough to recruit, retain and motivate. Ipsa should explain why high pay will lead to better MPs and results. Equity and comparators form a poor basis for judging how much taxpayers should pay them.

on 12/12/2013 17:28:00

Pay Increase for MP's

Once you read the comments will you finally realise how wrong you are. The vast majority clearly do not support this increase yet you persist in suggesting it has public support - shame on you and your flawed market research

on 12/12/2013 17:07:00


just implement the cuts. No pay rise

on 12/12/2013 16:34:00


After the expenses row and all those free trips to Sri Lanka they're going to get 11% pay increase. It beggars wonder fewer and fewer people are voting

on 12/12/2013 16:14:00

MP's pay increase

You lot are the biggest scroungers we have in this country. Corrupt and unjust.

on 12/12/2013 15:38:00

MP's Pay increase

Is there such a thing as a good MP?

on 12/12/2013 14:01:00

11% pay rise is disgraceful

What an absolute con, the country is still in a pay freeze or worse a pay cut, and you have the audacity to get a rise!I find this abhorrent. You should be ashamed

on 08/12/2013 18:49:00


Having determined what MPs are worth - was affordability then taken into account the way it has for most public/civil service workers? If not, why not?

on 08/12/2013 18:09:00

Absolute Discrace!

How can you possibly justify such a pay rise for MPs on top of the amounts they already get and all the perks and benefits of the job that go with it - even many of the MPs are saying they're outraged! Sort it out.

on 08/12/2013 11:50:00


Privatise parliament and pay MPs the minimum wage.They operate like feudal lords over the general population. No time for any of them.

on 14/11/2013 20:03:00

east riding yorkshire

tax authority lost stamp payment so I only get 91 per cent of my pension after 49 years of heavy work I have to prove them wrong

on 07/11/2013 18:14:00

No to pay increase

While the rest of the public sector are restricted to a 1% pay increase how can an 11% increase be justified. Remember "we're all in it together".

on 20/10/2013 09:29:00

Pay increase for MPs

This is a disgrace. The PM told us "we are all in this together". Most people have not had a pay rise for years. The sick and the disabled have seen their benefits cut or withdrawn. How can MPs expect a pay rise?

on 20/10/2013 02:23:00


We all know who IPSA is siding.You are about as independent as a toddler crossing the road. SHAME!!

on 08/10/2013 10:45:00


Pay Increase for WHAT?!! At a time where every is having to tighten their belts and take up more responsibility, you ridicule the whole British public and make these suggestions.

on 08/10/2013 10:44:00


NO redundancy package- they are NOT redundant when the lose their seat, the seat is still there!

on 05/10/2013 16:39:00


I'm obviously making too many good points and thats why they don't get into print.

on 04/10/2013 12:14:00


Cap their salary at £26,000. No expense accounts, no second homes. Public votes before any changes to their salary/pay scale.

on 17/09/2013 08:09:00


I met my MP at his surgery regarding a matter which was important to me. He played pool thoroghout the 'consultation' and dismissed my concern as he was "very busy". Yep, these incompetent, greedy jerks deserve a massive payrise.

on 15/09/2013 14:37:00

MP Pay

They work longer hours then the average public sector worker and deserve to be payed more. If we cut their pay the only thing that will happen is that independently wealthy people will be the only people who can become mps. Dou you really want that.

on 17/08/2013 00:00:00

lester prevett

Increasing MP's wages increases the likelihood of attracting people who are after a good wage for doing very little. We should be trying to attract people who are more interested in serving the public and society rather than themselves.

on 29/07/2013 00:00:00


Should be payment by results ONLY. Therefore they should ALL get a massive PAY CUT.

on 26/07/2013 00:00:00


MP's pay should be cut to minimum wage then extra payment only made by result.

on 26/07/2013 00:00:00


Any MP's pay rise should be the same as rises in the minimum wage & public sector workers pay, MP's are supposed to be public servants let their pay be the same as the public & public sector workers.

on 26/07/2013 00:00:00

Stark Raving Bonkers

They kicked Equitable Life Pensioners in the balls and noe they get a totally unreasonable pay rise. The guy who came up with this should live in the real world.

on 25/07/2013 00:00:00


The MPs are public servants and should be treat the same as the rest of the Public sector. That is a pay freeze followed by a rise of no more than 1%. I am sure the rest of the public sector woud like a separate body looking at their pay.

on 24/07/2013 00:00:00


Is this some kind of sick joke ? MPs should be on performance related pay and their expenses and pensions cut !

on 22/07/2013 00:00:00

Sick joke

What exactly are we getting for our money ? MPs are unrepresentative and out of touch. They are hardly the cream of the crop as our continued national decline shows !

on 22/07/2013 00:00:00

Kenneth Terry

Will any MP's ever read any of these comments I think not.

on 20/07/2013 00:00:00


If the MPs get anything more than public sector workers then the IPSA has seriously misjudged the mood of the nation. We are all n this together is a joke.Pigs at the trough!

on 20/07/2013 00:00:00

We are all in it together.

It would appear that we are not all in it together when it comes to pay and perks.

on 19/07/2013 00:00:00

Common sense

Excellent report. Shame that none of the commentators above bother to read it, or respond to any of its argument.

on 19/07/2013 00:00:00

Mrs Forsyth

In reply to 'Common Sense' It is obvious he/she is not having any problems of his/her own. The comments are from people who are passionate/hurt/or shocked at the way the public are treated, and some MP's behave, what ever the arguments.

on 19/07/2013 00:00:00

Leave it alone

3x national ave is adequate based on your own analysis!

on 19/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

with all the austerity and pay freezes how can this be justified?

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

Daylight robbery

If public service workers are limited to 1% pay increase why are MPs any different. They are not worth it.

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay Rise

I work in the police and we have had a pay freeze for several years now. We are supposedly getting 1% next year or the year after. Why should MP's get this large rise that none of the other public sector workers get?

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00


I'm appalled that Ipsa has recommended a huge pay rise for MPs. This is completely out of touch with 'ordinary' people & the squeeze they are feeling.

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

Link to national average

The only way to make things work is to link MPs salary to private sector national average (say 2.5x). That way if tax payers salaries go up then so will the MPs. It would give them the cut in salary they richly deserve.

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay Rise

MPs should be paid the minimum wage.Being an MP should not be treated as a job or career its a temporary assignment the person volunteered for to promote the wellbeing of the UK and its citizens, NOT themselves.

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

Vote them out

If your MP votes to support this in parliament, vote against him or her at the next General Election. Conversely, if they vote against it, support them at the next election. Vote tactically, if necessary.

on 18/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay

According to the comments posted, it appears there is 100% against MPs pay increase. QED? I think not.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Tony Whittaker

The lunatics really have now taken over the asylum.Its no wonder politicians are reviled by the ordinary working citizen. I AM APPALLEDAT THIS LATEST DISGRACE.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00


I am in the Armed Forces. Please review my pay.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Graham Prichard

We're all in it together. Toffs 11% Plebs 1%

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Mrs Brown

Cut the wage to 26k the same as working class. Private Pensions to be paid from this amount.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Mrs Brown

Cut the M.Ps wage

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Graham Prichard

MP's claim £3.5 million in expenses for February and March. That's an average of £5385 per MP. Incredible!

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

What a disgrace...

Many of us have had huge changes in our pay and pensions due to the decisions of the present government. IPSA must be so out of touch with reality ! What planet are they living on !

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay

IPSA are completely out of touch with public sentiment and are not fit for purpose advocating such an outrageous increase in MPs pay when the rest of the Public Sector is capped.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

MP's are supposed to be public servants therefore any rises expenses holidays etc should be the same as any public sector worker. It is not a hard job toeing the party line and not providing a straight answer.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Share the pain

MP's, Directors, Heads of Depts. in Government, Education, Justice and Health seem to be immune from falling value of income, threats of job loss and pension loss,The public expect their representatives to share their burden.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00


I have just read all the previous comments. I only counted 4 comments that agree to the proposal, what does that tell you? No one trusts greedy politicians anymore. Just look at the percentage of turnout at any election, it's time to ask why it is so low.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Not in it together

This is a joke. My husband has been on a pay freeze for 2 years, his pension payment have increased as he works for the police, his income has reduced. Do you really think you can obtain public support with this..... I don't think so

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

we are retired so they should try living on 13,000 a year like us. bet they couldn't

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

What a liberty!

MPs complain that their salaries are lower than other professionals, eg doctors, but forget that these professions need years of training to do their jobs. MPs just turn up, or not in some cases, and need no training whatsoever.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

In this time of austerity they should be setting an example but as always they do whatever they want and expect us to sit back and take it, the people will eventually revolt as they did in Egypt

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00


If Headteachers can average £110000 p.a. for short days and long holidays then MPs certainly deserve what they can get.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Ludicrous pay

I work for the local Government and Unison has batlled for years for 1%! Where have these crazy MPs magiced the number 11% from?

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

There is an argument that we would have better politicians if we paid you more. Seeing as enriching you by means of an enormous salary, generous pension and a free house has not achieved this, it is difficult to see how extra cash would help.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP pay

Why do they get resettlement allowance at all? Surely an MP should have a fixed term contract for the duration of each term and at the end of that - nothing!

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Rob the poor to pay the rich!

The poor pay tax while the rich avoid tax. The poor working people have had enough! make the rich pay there fair share of tax. No Pay rise for the poor no pay rise for the rich its immoral and unjust!

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

In the Trough AGAIN

How on earth can politicians get any lower in public esteem?By inventing a way around awarding themselves more money they've set up a committee to do it for them. Do they really believe the public is so gullible?Appalling yet only to be expected.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Inadequate pay

Current pay levels for a 24/7 job with the constant pressure from the media is clearly inadequate for MPs. I regret that the majority of people are failing to think about what having such a job would mean to them.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

mp's pay

i have used small letters as i dont think our mp's deserve capitalsall fagins gotta pick a pocket or twothe working classes and disabled pocketsscandalous 11% for zilch return

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP Tax

If MPs have no choice on accepting the pay increase, then set up a tax on MPs like the bankers to claw the money back

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

That's ok

We'll just send all our MP enquiries back, for any MP that does not have the decency to reject this proposal. At least we'll know where we stand with our "colleagues".

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

Are they different from us

MPs and top finance sector managers got us into this mess. Now they are the only one getting significant wage increases.

on 17/07/2013 00:00:00

MP pay

Many police officers are losing thousands of pounds due to pension reforms-they have also had pay freezes/cuts not a lucrative pay rise! This proposal for MPs is disgusting

on 16/07/2013 00:00:00


A new MP starting today would get £67000pa. In 2 years time that will be £74000pa if the IPSA proposals go through. If he then gets thrown out at the next election in 2015 his pension will be based on £70500 instead of £74000. Big Deal!

on 16/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs' Pay

This is an absolute disgrace and to suggest that MPs' hands are tied because IPSA decides their remuneration is nonsense. Do what you did to police pensions and change the law - you are the lawmakers after all!

on 15/07/2013 00:00:00

IPSA Out of touch but looking after their mates.

IPSA are out of touch with everyone, just looking after their mates in Westminster. I hope this comment is shown as it appears many are not, including my last one. They must be ashamed of the huge public reaction

on 15/07/2013 00:00:00

Steve Jones

Given that IPSA have acted in a disgraceful manner, why don't we just disband it and say "good riddance to bad rubbish". A 11% rise is outrageous and shows how disconnected Ian Kennedy is.

on 14/07/2013 00:00:00

All in this together NOT!

Disgusting. Outrageous. Out of touch. One rule for them, another for the plebs. NOT WORTH THE MONEY THEY GET NOW.

on 14/07/2013 00:00:00

A dissenting voice...

Please don't listen to all these regurgitated newspaper leader columns. Pay our MPs the right salary for the good job that 99% of them do.

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Good proposals

I think these proposals are very sensible, bringing the kind of package much more into line with the rest of the public sector and addressing the years when for political reasons, MPs haven't had a rise.

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Surely it's a joke?

I've tried to make several comments, this website will not allow. All of them factual. However, in summary I believe this to be a joke!

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Public sector pay

This has suffered a pay freeze for 2 yrs and we have only been given 1% surely this should be reflected in the MP's pay rise?

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00


They should be ashamed. Gold plated pensions sucking money off the private sector. Put them all on performance related pay. They can share temps and use Premier Inn like the private sector.

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00

Roger Nurse

Like the rest of us what ever pay increase our MP's get the money should be found by a subsequent cut in the number of MP's, lets start with a cut of 200

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00


If you are reading this then please scroll back up the page and complete the proper consultation survey!!

on 13/07/2013 00:00:00


i am a civil servant. i dont get my house paid for so why should you. greedy greedy greedy. no pay rise for past 2 years. you should do the same for them.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


MPs are paid far less than other high ranking officials. They need to be paid fairly or we return to the days of Middlemarch. We're already drifting back to toffs at the top.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Reality Check!

What planet are you on? Are you as out of touch as those you are awarding this ludicrous pay rise to? Have none of you any shame?

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

I tried to leave a comment.

I tried to leave a comment but it disappeared. I find it incredible that our leaders(MPs) who are totally responsible for the mess this country is in should be even considered for any Salary increase. Being an Mp is a vocation on a career.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Please Read

I do wish people would read the detail and look at the recommendations in their entirety before commenting in ignorance.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

The People Should Decide

MPs pay and conditions should be decided by a Jury made up from electors from all walks of life. Many Westminster reforms are long overdue. In the meantime - no pay rise for MPs!!

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Bloody disgrace

Totally and utterly disgraceful that these pondslime be given ANY rise at all. They are useless overpaid cretins as is the pillock who decided this should be awarded

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


What planet do IPSA reside on. ??Presumably the same one as their MP chums which is clearly not the same one as the rest of us.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Kennedy, it's time to go


on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

is it april fools day?

No,No,No a thousand times no,Sir Ian Kennedy must inhabit another planet to the one Im on if he thinks the electoratw will wear this.All this does is to further alienate the electorate form the democratic process.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Incandescently angry

MPs & Peers are already overcompensated through pay & expenses & subsidies & perks for the job that they do, considering that they are only in Westminster for a small proportion of the year & can take on other jobs as well.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


Surely this cannot happen if there is to be ANY faith left in our government...

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Austerity what austerity

What a complete disgrace this whole report is,what a waste of taxpayers money

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


These proposals go to show that it is not only MP's that JUST DO NOT GET IT!!!!!!

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


Sir Ian Kennedy has just proved that IPSA is not fit for purpose. He should disband this sector of the 'Old Boys Network' and resign with immediate effect!

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

Listen to the Public

If Sir Ian is true to his word, after reading these comments, there will not be a pay rise for the MPs.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


As the job of an MP requires no formal qualifications - both academic or professional, surely they should be classed as un-skilled workers and be paid around the minimum wage!!!!

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

The Audacity

I propose a salary CUT. These career men and women do not deserve this raise, it's an insult to the public many of whom are close to destitution. How dare the MPs even consider that this might be fair.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


The Mps should have a salary cut not rise. They do not speak out for the people they represent and continually abuse their expenses and some of them are tax avoiders

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's are a joke!

MP's are a bunch of greedy selfish scroungers! Give the pay rise to the hard workers in the real world who are getting paid peanuts! They deserve it more. MP's get paid way to much already.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00

K Evans

Many years ago Rik Mayall depicted a conservative politician by the name of Alan B'Stard in the TV comedy The New Statesman. And here we are 20 years later, and the House of Commons is full of greedy B'Stards.

on 12/07/2013 00:00:00


Instead of surveying MPs as to what should happen (it would be a suprise if they DIDN'T say "Pay Rise") why not survey their paymasters - the public?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Full facts

In the interests of transparency and full disclosure, perhaps IPSA would like to detail ALL of the payments that MPs are entitled to / can claim so that we can truly judge the value-for-money of our public servants.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Full facts

What is the value of ALL other “payments” that an MP can claim? E.g. Housing; ; Office; Postal; Telephones; Printing; Travel etc?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Full facts

And what is the ACTUAL average income the tax payer is funding when one adds onto the “basic” [not!] rate the extras for being on or chair of Select Committees and [junior] [shadow] minister of navel gazing?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Before we consider whether MPs [as a group] deserve an increase [having had IPSA say their income should be tied to the average pay] in a time of near zero pay increases, perhaps we should first know what the total, not headline, costs already are.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


At the figure is £158.153m for 650 MPs which works out at £243,312 per MP.AND THEY WANT MORE!?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

IPSA Costs

One wonders if, given all 8 of the IPSA board earn more (on an FTE basis) then the quoted MPs pay, if there is any self interest in increasing MPs pay. Are the IPSA salaries tied to MPs pay? Why are IPSA board members paid (on an FTE basis) more than MPs?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

If MP's cannot manage on the pay that they now receive, then they should resign their seat and find another line of work.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

No pay rise

They should not get such a pay rise when others get nothing, and there pay rise should be the same as normal workers get

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

One Law For The MP's...

This is an insult to all the hard working people who have been subjected to pay restraint, freezes or even cuts. We obviously aren't all in it together.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

Pay rises for MPs should NOT be greater than other public sector workers.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Rise

Just seen on TV MP's wages could rise by 11% while most of us are either on a pay cut, pay freeze or very small increase! Please review this ridiculous proposal! It is going to be extremely unpopular when most people in the UK are suffering financially.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

IPSA not in the real world average pay for mp's no second jobs build a hotel of basic one bed rooms where they can stay when in london for free no subsidised restaurants and bars in the houses of parliment

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay Increase

As MP's are part of the public sector they should only get the same 1% that all other public sector workers are entitled to.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay and Conditions

Disgraceful. Who set up IPSA?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Max 1% pay rise, career average pension, reduced taxpayers' contribution to their pensions and increased contributions by MPs, that is what is due! IPSA's proposal is unacceptable!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

Keep it simple, by just aligning MPs pay and conditions to Civil Service pay and conditions. An MP is thus a Grade 6 progression to a Grade 5 based on years service and performance.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Ed Thompson

I am all for independent pay review bodies.if MPs have to accept this decision from a body they set up why have they not set up such bodies for all other Public sector workers which have to be abided by?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs' Pay

It is wholly unjustifiable for MPs to receive an increase in pay. Many already enjoy very large remunerations from private consultancies or non-executive directorships.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Rewarded for failure

A job for which no qualifications are required, no shortage of applicants, and we should increase their salaries so they don't abuse the expenses (i.e. benefits) system. Joke.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

The rediculous proposal by IPSA shows how out of touch the are with the real world. Not surprising as the top team is made up of lawyers and top civil servants, old boys club in each others pockets once again.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Sir Ian Kennedy will award MP's 11% rise, I'm not surprised, I wonder how much he is getting paid to make this award?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

NO, no, no!!

Absolutely scandalous that a 11% increase is being considered.Even with a 2.8% net increase that is unacceptable. They do NOT deserve this.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

They work for us

therefore we should decide how much we pay them. They should all have to do 6 months on benefits or minimum wage with no perks or expenses before they tell us we're in it together.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Charles Moody

The whole debate is wrong, we should be looking for public servants who at the end of their careers have experience, not offering a salary that will attract more young spivs.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Kevin Trumper

One cost saving would be to reduce the number of sitting MP's. We have 650 members vs 620 Members in the Bundestag, who represent 20M more people.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Pay them a flat rate, no expenses, no gold plated pension, no redundancy (they know the term of the job before they start). Everyone else pays their own way so can MPs.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

no to mp pay rise

Sir Ian suggests many cuts to pensions, expenses etc. 1: Please make those cuts NOW.2: Freeze pay at current level. Sir Ian points out THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT CURRENT LEVELS RESTRICT ENTRY SO WHY INCREASE IT!!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Out of touch

Sir Ian is out of touch, good MPs should not be in it for the money. They should want to make a contribution to society. If MPs want to enrich themselves, find another job!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs need a pay cut, not a rise!

Their salaries are already too high, meaning they are completely out of touch with the ordinary person.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Live in the real world

This proposal is outrageous! Why is it one rule for them and another for the rest of us? It's morally reprehensible that IPSA has come out with this now, effectively saying nurses, teachers, firemen aren't as 'worthy' of a payrise as MPs!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Absolutely not !

Reform the pensions and expenses, but no pay rise in the current economical climate.When the economy recovers, then pay rises only if they give up their second jobs and outside interests

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

No pay rise for MPs.

A difficult job but no harder than that of nurses or teachers. This pay rise must not go ahead.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

JPA for MP's

In the armed forces all claims and expenses are out through our software at the end of that software is a sergeant (manager) you better be able to justify your claims or you will loose it all. Civil service are getting poo'd on from a great height.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

A Disgrace

This 11% pay rise for MPs is offensive to every working man and woman in this country.I am a public sector worker whose pay increments have been frozen at 1% by these same MPs who tell me that "We're all in it together".

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Too many MP's too much pay

There are too many MP's this should be reduced by half and their pay should be frozen or reduced and expenses cut to bare minimum.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

Sir Ian Kennedy and IPSA are out of touch, insensitive and not worth their salaries.Freeze MPs pay and cut their expenses, perks and pensions.R West Kidderminster

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay restraint

Public sector pay is frozen so should theirs. Likewise, CS pensions have been reformed & expenses changed so again, so should theirs.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Insenstive and Ignorant

To hear a comments bt Sir Ian shows he is out of touch. Quite frankly he isn't listening... the MPs are public sevant and should be in the same pay rise scales as all others.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Value for money

MPs do not provide value for money now, much less after a pay increase to over 3 times the average UK wage. Cut MPs pay back to £50k and we might see more MPs that do the job because they want to make a difference (like teachers and nurses)

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00



on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

Sir ian is out of touch with reality .IF MPs do two jobs give them twice the average wage and cut expenses and pension to what the average private sector worker would get. F

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs payrise!

When rest of the Public Sector have been subjected to pay cuts and increased pension contributions. Are being told you will have to work longer for less pension! So much for "WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER"!!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


As a Police Officer, currently on a pay freeze. I find this decision unbelievable and feel totally let down by this decision.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


PAYMENTS to signatures of proposalSir Ian Kennedy (Chaiman)£700 a day for an expected three day week, up to a maximum of £100,000.Former TV presenter Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Update 2

PAYMENTS to signatures of proposalSir Neil Butterfield £30,000£416 a day for an expected two day week. Former high court judge who retired this year

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


PAYMENTS to signatures of proposalLiz Padmore £50,000£416 a day for an expected two day week.Former Chairman of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Update 4

PAYMENTS to signatures of proposalAnne Whitaker £50,000£416 a day for an expected two day week.Former Ernst & Young partner Anne Whitaker.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Only fair.

MP's should get minimum wage. They will have no compassion for the poor whilst they remain stinking rich.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Update 5

PAYMENTS to signatures of proposalProfessor Tony Wright £30,000£416 a day for an expected two day week.Former chairman of the public administration select committee

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

Civil servants are told we now you deserve a pay rise, but there's just no money, so where's there pay rise coming from.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Guy Fawkes

Pathetic!!just keep pushing I knew I'd get a second chance .

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

MP's are public sector workers and should be subject to same restraints etc. Future pay rises should be average of public sector pay. Anyone who doesn't want to ONLY earn £66000 pa DON'T do it!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

pay cut not pay rise

so we are all in this together yeah right :(

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs' resettlement

MPs who leave their jobs or get voted out should not get any ''redundancy'' money at all. If I quit my job or get fired, I get nothing. So should they.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Absolutely not

Your findings just make you look out of touch with reality outside Westminster. No more than 1% - like the rest of us.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Striving to live!

How obscene is it that MPs of any party should be guaranteed any pay rises at all. It's an honour to serve your country as most MPs used to feel, but today it's a job - so if they don't like it get on their bikes like the rest of us. Utterly abhorrent!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

IPSA board should be replaced

IPSA say that MPs salaries should follow the fortunes of their constituents...but only once the period of pay restraint is over! Meanwhile they should have a massive pay rise. Crazy!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay is not comparable with other countries

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on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay is not comparable with other countries.

Reference is made to the pay of MPs in other countries being higher. These countries also have larger economies.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay is not comparable

Since the MPs last pay rise the UK economy has not improved by 1/6 so there is no call for a rise of that amount.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay is not comparable

£64,000 is already excessive for a part time job.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


If they do scrap IPSA which cost £6,000000 per year I hope they get a refund from these rich,out of touch, money grabbing, parasites.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Shows we can not trust what they say

"WHERE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" thats what they told us as a nation, they should lead by example, 1% pay increase to a lower wage, higher pension costs to a stripped pension and to work to a older age for a wonderful retirement

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

No Way

How can they get a pay rise when everyone is taking a pay cut. Disgusting.!!!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Fix the country first

Like the rest of us, MPs' pay should be frozen until the economy can afford it. OR, they can opt to pay the same % increase to all public sector workers at the same time.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay - Cut it Not Raise It

Absolute disgrace. How about cutting back subsidised drinks and food in the Houses of Parliament. Get them to fly everywhere economy and take standard train journeys likje the rest of us and practice what they preach to hard working ordinary people.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


The argument put forward by IPSA is if MPs are not given a rise , there is a risk of corruption.What does that say about the morality of MPs.If they are corrupt on 64k, they will be corrupt on 74k.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Minimum Wage

An effin disgrace. Give the £8k or the 9.75% to all the citizens of this country who're on minimum wage. Great Britain. Makes you weep..

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Do as I say...

...Not as I doDisgusting

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay Rise

One word.... Unbelievable! Does IPSA reside in the UK or have they been beamed down from outer space!?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


This reeks of barefaced cronyism, Sir Ian.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

is this for real

always said they are organised gangsters

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Wrong Time

I do think that MP's should have a pay rise and the overhaul package is ok, I just think it should be done when pay freezes and austerity measures have finished and the country is back on its feet.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


MPs should be showing leadership in a recession by showing how they are cutting their income and expenses intelligently. Comparisons with other jobs and salary scales that were inflated per-recession misses the point.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay rise

This is wrong I work in the private sector and have not had a pay rise for 3 years! In fact my pay was cut so the company could carry on, the poor get poorer the rich get richer! Is that fair?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Private sector employee

Indeed, just shows how out of touch of the real world and how clueless ipsa members are.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Let them eat cake!

Is the plea of the average worker now retorted by 'Let them eat cake'!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Threat to democracy

Many in the public sector have pay rises frozen, are losing their job and we are seeing a reduction in services to the public. This will further distance MPS' from the public and threaten democracy with fewer willing to vote.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Detached from reality

Get real or get out.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Are we all in this together?

Public Sector pay has either been frozen (Local Government) or subject to a 1% cap.Public Sector pensions, terms and conditions etc. have also been cut.Does IPSA stand for Increase Pay/Salary Anyway?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Is this a Joke

How much should an MP be paid for working?First they have to work for the people befor eyou can awnser that question, so NO to pay rise!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Is this a joke!

Astonishing that a pay rise can even be considered. Anything above a zero cannot be proposed with a straight face.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Awful decision

No pay rises for M.P.'s what they earn is more than enough and other public sector workers have had pay cuts, pay freezes.Cut their expenses, let them pay for their own things out of their salary like the rest of us.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

A disgrace

Are any of our MPs actually in touch with the people they represent???? If they take this I'm sorry they should all be ashamed

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Old boys network

That's IPSA in normal speak, don't worry you will get a gong anyway

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

them and us

i have to live on disability benefits and am having them cut.why should mps (public sector worker)be given an 11% pay rise it is an outrage the to working class people of the uk

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


How much to they contribute to their pensions nil, a pay rise along with consultancies fees , 2nd job . There was the expense wrangle and now this . George Orwell said it first . “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.”

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

its april fools day

No No a thousand times no! you are having a laugh!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


In the name of God go depart this place for you have done no good.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Reduce Wages not Increase

Reduce MP's wages to £16,000 without incentives. They pay for their own transport and meals.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Mr Davis

You are having a laugh aren't you ?, already got great pay they should already pay for there own taxis , evening meals etc everybody else does

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

There may well be case for increased MP pay, but only after regulations are amended so that MP's can only have one job, that of an MP. It seems as though MP's treat being an MP as their second job. Unacceptable, they work for us.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Gravy Train!

I cannot believe that after all that has gone on with the expenses scandal, second home flipping etc that they should have a rise? Unbelievable, why not suffer the public sector pay freeze they have imposed on everyone else?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


I am simply lost for words justify this I dare you!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Spend the money on improving the NHS

I cant believe what I heard. Spend the money on Improving the NHS and employ more Dr's and nurses to meet with the demand. With our Immigration gates wide open we are adding an ever increasing demand.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

taking the micky

don;t know what planet you people are on but it;s not the one the rest of us are living should be ashamed of yourselves;when everyone else has to suffer cut backs.SHAME ON YOU.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

john moulton

what is the annual budget for running our political operation?,as yet I cannot find any figures to substanciate any increase what so ever for our deadbeat politicians

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Mr Charles Vogt

The Board of IPSA should resign for putting forward this ridiculas pay award for MP's, What world are they living in, because it is not the real world.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

All in it together

There should be no pay rise for any MP until they have gotten the country out of the mess which they had allowed to happen.Let them lead by example.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay rise

give them the whole pay rise but do away with ALL expenses

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

F air

Maybe, but how many other people are getting what's "fair" at the moment?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Whinging because you get £66.000 per year is quite frankly despicable, get in the real world!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

vote with your feet!

the British public need to come up with an idea that will hit home with the IPSA and the can contact all local councils and all MP's on the *contact them* site..all parties need to realize enough is enough!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay decrease

If paid by results then MP's deserve a £20,000 pay cut and if IPSA awards them a Penny more then we all know who's pocket IPSA is in , don't we ?.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Proposed pay rise

This is outrageous! I don't know any one getting a payrise, I know plenty who are having their pay cut. MP's represent themselves, not the public. DISGUSTING

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Chairman of IPSA Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy Chairman of IPSA on £700 a day need I say anymore what a disgrace what happened to lead by example being an MP should be an honour not a meal ticket

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Setting an example

MPs are our representatives; they are not comparable to other 'professionals' and it is wrong to pretend that they can be compared.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

is this a joke

Surely this is a joke,after all the lies ,corruption 2nd and 3rd jobs expenses claims etc etc ,this has to be a move to finally get rid of this government as people will really think this is the final nail in the coffin

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


surprise, surprise...the very group set up to stop our corrupt MP's from ripping us off is just as bent as the thieving bastards you are meant to protect us from.DEMOCRACY IS A LIE!!!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00



on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Ninety nine percent say no

Ninety nine percent of the population say No. Period. Take one percent only for a vocational position in society or get another job.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Pigs and Troughs

Join the real world. It appears that IPSA is as self serving as the MP's. It is this nonsense that is killing the voters desire to participate in the democratic process.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Cut the numbers

Give them the pay rise but cut the numbers to compensate so its neutral cost

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Utter disgrace!

As a teacher, I have supposedly had a pay rise and I'm now worse off because of this Government. Seems like they 'look after No.1'. Disgraceful!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


In the last 9 years I've had no pay rises and a 13 percent cut.And you want to know what I think of an increase like this? In just one year? Let the MPs join the rest of us and get by on the same as they had last year. Andy

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

A Reasonable Proposal

The proposal seems sensible. Good MPs must be attracted, and the House of Commons should not just be for the independently wealthy.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


Noses back to the trough then? Working men and women are forced to suffer the neo-nasty Tory austerity whilst the expenses fiddling low life's get a massive pay rise! Absolutely disgraceful.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

living in the real world

And we thought it was the MPs that were not living in the real world - we come across IPSA

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

lets not mention expenses

... and they still claim £2000-£3000 per month in 'expenses' Some of the claims are clearly rubbish!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

in the words of Muse

M-m-m-m-m-m-madness some kind of madness is starting to evolve.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Out Of Touch.

MP's pay should be decided by a totally independent body of individuals selected from society in a similar fashion to those chosen for jury duty. At random. This would ensure transparency and provide value for money for all.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Out Of Touch 2

In addition to this, since MP's are public servants, thus, public sector employees, they should be subject to the same suffocating 1 percent limitations on any pay increase.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

In it together

My pay frozen, your pay increases. My pension reduced, yours increase. My expenses have stopped, yours have not.This is not in it together, this is money to money.....

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Ill timed....

Why on earth should public servants be offered a 11% pay rise when public and private sector workers are lucky to get 1%...this would only lead to further distrust of the people who should be setting an example....

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

our people our country

Why do governments,Mp's etc continue to get away with giving themselves and every other country massive amounts of OUR MONEY

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Mr Meadows

you really are all greedy BAS...........Why anybody votes is beyond me

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


absolute disgrace. unbelievable. could not make this up. i am furious about this decision'!!!!!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Out of touch

Should be 1% like the rest of the civil service. As for redundancy pay; crazy, the post is still there so there should be no pay out for loss of seat.

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

This Boils My Blood

My blood is quite literally boiling at such a ludicrous suggestion of an 11% pay rise - where do you people come from

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00


11% pay increase - gis' a job

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

pay rise

I am a public sector employee who has just received a pay cut meaning I now earn less than a quarter of what these sponging parasitic layabouts earn. Perhaps they introduce a bill to reopen workhouses for the poor

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

Is it a joke?

As a public sector worker with a pay freeze, dramatically reduced pension and a requirement to work longer, I'm assuming this is a joke? A pay INCREASE for MP's. Really?

on 11/07/2013 00:00:00

MP Pay increase

No no no

on 10/07/2013 00:00:00

Performance related pay

Pay for each debate attended, letters to constituents, per constituent in constituency clinics, Flat rate minimum wage in other circumstances. Only then are we "all in it together".

on 09/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay and Perks

Your site keeps telling me a data field is wrong, as I have no idea what that means I will just say, keep MP pay awards the same as other public service workers. 1% and no gold plate on the pension. If MP's break the law, let them be prosecuted.

on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

taxpayer bing robbed again

IPSA – not what it says on the tin, 5 years on and still the expenses scandal goes on they have done nothing to change public opinion of the snout if the trough, in fact by this announcement I can see they are just the same.

on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

Peter Mitchell

Ex public sector worker

on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

ipsa clueless

just shows how out of touch of the real world and how clueless ipsa members are.

on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

cutting the deficit

politicians should set an example to everyone so a payfreeze for 5 yrs is totally in order

on 08/07/2013 00:00:00

MP pay

The rest of the public sector is subject to pay restraint. How then do these MPs think that they should be treated differently? Their arrogance is breathtaking. No pay rise should be given

on 07/07/2013 00:00:00

Ms. B.

MP's pay should be frozen for at least this year and then any increase should be performance related, as they seem so keen on this! Perhaps only receiving any increase if at least 50% of their constituents agree.

on 07/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's pay

This will only serve to strengthen the public view of snouts in the trough. In it together I think not.

on 07/07/2013 00:00:00

Cut MPs pay by 50% - until we can elect the Head of State, Prime Minister and members of the House of Lords

IPSA needs to relate MPs pay to making democratic reform, cut MPs salary by 50% until we get elections for the above UK posts. If MPs are unable to deliver democracy in the UK they do not deserve to be paid.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Jean Tucker

MP's should be paid a reasobale salary but no expenses. They should be subject to exactly the same tax rules as everybody else. Why should they be allowed to claim for travel expenses for their famililies? I dont understand this.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Linda Smith

IF MPs are public servants - why is their pay, pension and related benefits not being cut/reduced and impacted like those of everyone else. Any plans for a pay rise are outrageous - they should have a pay and expenses cut

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay

MP's shouldn't receive a pay rise, they've already had it with the amount of expenses they claim for themselves and families. Its disgraceful especially when every body else are being means tested.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

No pay rise for MPs

In a period of austerity, where public sector pay has been frozen, MPs should also have their pay frozen. They are public sector workers too.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Simon Holmes

Pay MP's more or they will steal says a lot about the Standards in Parliament, How about you clean house instead of bribing them to be honest

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

Until they can value us as constituents and act in a responsible manner. The answer is no. They are certainly not in it together.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

M P Pay

Many public servants have in the past had many independent pay reviews overturned by Parliament because it is too expensive for the Country. They should take heed of this NOW!

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Daniel Parton

If a large pay rise is needed to attract a better quality of person to run for parliament then the rise should be instigated from the next election and not reward the expenses cheats that we have at the moment.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00


Yet again MP's and there lackeys have there snout in the trough whilst the rest of us have to depend on Food Banks.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs Pay

The present level of pay gives backbenchers £65K for 8 months work, plus very generous pension provision. Today MPs debated naming a holiday after a former prime minister - if that is their assessment of a priority I suggest we cut their pay.

on 05/07/2013 00:00:00

Steve Bevan

MPs were not forced to stand for election, so cannot complain about salaries that we pay themTherefore, there should not be a pay rise as they dont even earn their money now

on 04/07/2013 00:00:00


Do not give MP'S a penny more. If you do you will put democracy back 100's of years and the Public will not stand for any rise.

on 04/07/2013 00:00:00

David McIntyre

The increase in MPs salary should be the same as other public sector workers - about zero

on 04/07/2013 00:00:00

Mp pay

IPSA like MPs are completely divorced from reality. If you had a shred of decency every Member of IPSA that come up with the MPs pay rise idea, should resign with NO golden good bye.

on 04/07/2013 00:00:00

pay and pensions

Many of us have had huge changes in our pay and pensions due to the decisions of the present government. If we are all in it together, then why haven't the same changes been applied to those who imposed them? After all, they are public sector.

on 03/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay Increase for MPs

Your a disgrace offering MPs more pay when ordinary people are losing jobs/homes etc. Remember the poll tax and the back lash the government suffered then.

on 03/07/2013 00:00:00

Gwen Cameron

DISGUSTING.How can MPs be treatedso differently from the rest of the country. Strikes me if it is taxpayer funded then go for all you can get, it wont matter, nothing will be done, THINK AGAIN.The taxpayer is turning!

on 03/07/2013 00:00:00

MP Remuneration

MPs should not be paid more than the average wage and should have to same index linking criteria applied to them as the vast majority of the country - CPI.

on 02/07/2013 00:00:00


cannot believe that any reasonable person could justify this when so many of us have not has a pay rise for some years - thanks to the recession

on 02/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay Increase for MPs

It is an absolute disgrace that there is even a consideration of an increase in wages for MPs when everyone else in the public sector is being squeezed. Constituents should email their MPs and let it be known that they do not approve of any pay rise.

on 02/07/2013 00:00:00

MPs pay

Accross the board public sector staff are taking pay freezes or pay cuts. MPs should not be treated differently. It is amazing that a body populated with such luminaries as IPSA could read the situation so badly.

on 02/07/2013 00:00:00

Pay increase for MPs

MPs need to have their pay cut now

on 01/07/2013 00:00:00

MP's Pay Increase

In a year where disabled people like myself are suffering withdrawal of benefits, it is unbelievable that this bunch of self-serving work avoiders are awarded any rise at all.

on 01/07/2013 00:00:00

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